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Definition of 'deictic'


  1. a word specifying identity or spacial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs; "words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"- R.Rommetveit
       Synonyms: deictic word


  1. relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use; "deictic pronouns"

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